Notorious B.I.G., Tupac scripted series pilot picked up at USA
The murders of famed rappers and rivals, Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. may still be unsolved, but USA is set to chronicle the investigations.
The network has given the greenlight to a pilot episode for Unsolved, a scripted true crime series, which will chronicle the simultaneous police investigations into the shooting deaths of the heavyweight rappers, who were killed six months apart.
Unsolved will pull from the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who led multiple law enforcement task forces investigating the murders and penned the book, Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.
Emmy-nominated director Anthony Hemingway (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson) will helm the pilot and executive produce the series alongside his producing partner Mark Taylor, Kading, and Kyle Long (Suits), who will write the script.
This is the latest project centered on the two decade long investigations into the slayings. Johnny Depp is set to star in the feature film Labyrinth, which follows a different former LAPD detective’s long search for answers in the cases.